[vicsireland] Re: internet radio picking a player

Hi Tony,

As far as configuring players each to be most effective, you need do little 
or anything!  It really is a matter of personal preference, apart from 
RealPlayer which keeps (as far as it can) real audio proprietary so that no 
other players will be able to use it.  (there is, however RealPlayer 
Alaternative, which I have already mentioned, for that, if you detest 
RealPlayer.)

In order to make RealPlayer play Windows Media types, you will select them 
in the RealPlayer preferences, which are in the RealPlayer tools menu.  You 
can choose to have Realplayer automatically play all files it believes 
itself capable of playing, or you can select manually.  Choice is yours. 
You will arrow down this tree view, and when you come to an option you want 
to explore, tab through the settings or chchoices.

I won't give specific keystrokes, since I've already given enough, and at 
least some of them were changed in version 11 which i have not downloaded. 
As it is, some of the RealPlayer information I gave above may also have 
changed.

To summarise what I've said, in a few words, 'live and let live' until you 
know you don't like a player preference and then set out to change it how 
you may.  More generally, explore the menus - and this can be applied to all 
sorts of situations, using the keyboard.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Sweeney" <tonysweeney1@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 08, 2008 2:29 PM
Subject: [vicsireland] Re: internet radio picking a player


Hi All,

Flor perhaps and/or others may wish to answer this?

I do know that you must have a given Player to stream a radio station of
your choice!

It is sensible then to install certainly the three major ones at any rate!

 So now say in mikes radio world site you choose your radio station to which
you want to listen to and hit enter to activate the link and the station
should pick it's required player so you can then listen.

Trust that is correct to date? (This is only what I think, mind,  not all of
what I know categorically)!

Now if for example my chosen radio station supports say WMP and Real player
how then can I select choice of player?

Now in configuring players what tips do you have,  to get the most
effectiveness from the players?

Many thanks & happy radio listening!

Tony.
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Flor Lynch" <florlync@xxxxxx>
To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:02 PM
Subject: [vicsireland] Re: internet radio picking a player


> Hi Tony,
>
> yes, RealPlayer (or Real Alternative) will play the BBC real-audio stream.
> If you don't have realPlayer or if it is disabled somehow from doing so,
you
> will get an error in Windows media Player or other player you have
chosen).
> In case it wasn't clear, the reason you need more than one player is that
no
> one player can play all streaming types: and that, at times, you will get
> errors when you try to play a stream in the wrong player.
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Tony Sweeney" <tonysweeney1@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 3:56 PM
> Subject: [vicsireland] Re: internet radio picking a player
>
>
> BlankHi Paul,
>
> I think it was step 6 where I was getting a little woolly!
>
> I had problems with accsessing stations on that site before and thought
that
> it must be something I was doing wrong!
>
> One of course doesn't select a player say from a drop-down or something
but
> when you enter on a station link that station should in theory at any rate
> open?
>
> Now I do know that it is advisable to install all of the 3 major players
to
> enable stations to play!
>
> Trust I am good so far!
>
> I think that I may have a problem in the way that my system is configured!
>
> Here's just one question!
>
> Say I have WMP as my default player and say I want to play a Beeb station
> which I think uses Real Player or Alternative, will the BBC station play
in
> Real Player say, although I have WMP as my default player.
>
> In other words is it a disadvantage sometimes to have one player or others
> as default.
>
> Any other commentss or suggestions from you or others gratefully
> appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Tony.
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: Paul Halligan
>   To: vicsireland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 11:26 AM
>   Subject: [vicsireland] internet radio picking a player
>
>
>   hi tony and folks
>
>   in the tutorial i posted on recording internet radio i mentioned that
some
> stations use real player and some use windows media player.
>   using the instructions in the tutorial for the website mentioned will
let
> you identify which stations use which player.
>   personally i have both real player and windows media player installed to
> widen my choice of stations i can play but as far as i can figure if a
> station uses real player and you only have wmp then you are snookered!
>
>   below are the steps in the tutorial that are relevant to this question
>
>   Keep pressing your down arrow until you come to the station you want, in
> our example radio one extra.
>
>   6 when you get to the station you will hear the following
>
>   First the station name
>
>   Second the location of the station
>
>   Third jaws will say Graphic and then the player you can use i.e. if it
> says graphic real audio you can use real player to play and record the
> station.
>
>   If jaws says graphic and windows media player you can use that one and
so
> on
>
>   Note
>
>   that if jaws announces map then the station will open in real player
too.
>
>   7 now we wanted radio one extra in Dublin and have got to the station
name
>
>   Arrow down again and we hear Dublin, its location
>
>   Arrow down again and we hear graphic real audio which means the station
> can be played through real player
>
>   arrow down again you will hear jaws say graphic windows media but we
want
> to arrow down past this
>
>   arrow again and jaws says link 32 kbps this is the link to open and
listen
> to the station
>
>   8 Press enter and the station opens in real player after a few seconds.
Be
> patient
>
>
>
>
>
>   i use the mikesworldradio site because it is not so tricky to navigate.
> there are numerous sites like shoutcast.com
>
>   or radio365 which you might find more or less easier to navigate.
>
>   hope that clears things a little, but contact me either on list or
offlist
> tigerone@xxxxxxxxxx
>
>   if you run into any other glitchs, god knows it took me 3 years to get
my
> head around it.
>
>   regards
>
>   Paul H
>
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